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Mountain town

Estes Park is a town in Larimer County, in the Fort Collins-Loveland metro area.

The community was named after Joel Estes, early settler.

The latitude of Estes Park is 40.377N. The longitude is -105.521W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,546 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,655.


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Median household income
Local
$43,262
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Estes Park demographic reports
Estes Park is on the Big Thompson River.
Former and merged names include:
· Estes Park Village
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Stephen King wrote much of "The Shining" while staying here at the Stanley Hotel.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz Fest - May 19-20, 2007
  • Elk Fest - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - June 30-July 1, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - Aug. 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Estes Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Rocky Mountain National Park
Scenic roads: Trail Ridge Road
Historic sites and museums: Estes Park Area Historical Museum, MacGregor Ranch Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Estes Park demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Larimer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Collins-Loveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80517 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Estes Park residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Estes Park ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Estes Park was $30,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

43% of Estes Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Estes Park festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Estes Park include Fall River Entrance Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Estes Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $541.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,162.


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Libraries in Estes Park include Estes Park Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Estes Park include Estes Park Trail-Gazette

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Politics

Larimer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Estes Park political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Estes Park workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Estes Park include Aspen Lodge, Best Western, Bighorn Mountain Lodge, Budget Host Four Winds Motor Lodge, Comfort Inn Estes Park, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Resort, Lake Estes Inn & Suites, Lake Shore Lodge, Peak to Peak Lodge ... More hotels.

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